The season 14 trade deadline is upon us. While some of us will be packing our virtual lockers up and moving to a new virtual city. Some of us will be staying right where they are to battle to the end. Some teams will be buyers to shore up some positions and get ready for the playoff grind. Some teams will be sellers looking towards next season picking up extra picks in the draft. Some teams are just on the bubble trying to find that grouping of players that create the right chemistry together. This is what makes trade deadlines so exciting after all one player can put you over the top or one player can totally ruin your season. So lets get to it and try decode some of the mystery if we can.
Toronto Kicked off the Festivities with a Black Friday Blockbuster. As they pull off a 3 team trade that seen sobo18 and a 1st rounder go to the Panthers who sent U_1_2_B_me_ to the Leafs and Papadamou88 to Lala land only to be stopped at the boarding gate at MIA more on this to come . The Kings send JHardy-94 up north to the Leafs. OK back to Papadamou88 the Kings send a Chauffeured Limo to to deliver him and the NYR’s 1st rounder to Tampa who send the NYR’s 2nd rounder and Jcfalcon21 to the Kings. Are you with me so far?
Toronto then made a smaller move picking up Nashville’s 2nd rounder from Buffalo for LD Eggman-1
Las Vegas and ChiTownMenace get busy burning up their Wifi Trading Punisher4124 and AHLer thewall6687 along with a 1st rounder that was acquired from Colorado to Anaheim for Bostonhydro and Columbus's 2nd rounder which was packaged with their own 2nd rounder and sent to Chicago for Detroits 1st rounder. Word on the street is they are in the market for another defender possibly making a deal with Ottawa.
Anaheim gets Punsisher4124 and flips him to MTL for Cobrasoli and The Capitals 2nd rounder. And to round off the activity so far Sanjose traded jbturf to Buffalo for Dermbo.
Winners- Tampa they upgrade their defense and pick up a mid 1st rounder, Toronto gets good depth up front but who will LD u_1_2_b_me_ will possibly. Buffalo picks up a solid Dman in Eggman-1, Vegas if they can pull off a deal for a defender.
There are rumors that Chicago is looking for help up front and on D and might be moving boutch_87 and red_sox92 to St. Louis. Maybe a swap of defenders netween Pittsburgh and Edmonton. Philly and the Devils will Trade R’s down tup and down the turnpike.
Springfield worked their phones as well and move out Adoune22 to the Texas for Curlew77 and move Slumber_party to Hershey for Phillygonaspanku. The Marlies get to work tradind Leblonde1112 to the Sound Tigers for Myers03. Belleville Trades agesquod to stockton for defenseman Sulleymon.
Hershey makes a 3 for 1 move by sending joiridz to the Admirals for BigTony_666, Sports_fan31 and Hockey0703.
Rounding out the action in the AHL is the Rochester Americans making a pair of moves the first with Tucson to get Tommyallidoiswin for Buzzmann100 and the next with Iowa to get mhook1797 for vincenzo_lapzzi.
Winners- in the risk of sounding very vanilla here all teams are winners these are some very well thought out trades that help each team and is a refreshing change from the usual let's make a deal just cause we can scenarios you usually see at the trade deadline
So far it quite on the AHL front but rumors are swirling here as well
But the rumor mill is in full gear we’ve heard rumblings Syracuse might be moving a Defenseman to the Devils for a goalie. Chicago and Atlanta swapping D. Belleville and the Marlies are pondering a move. We also hear the Sound Tigers are about to land a very big Piece….Stay tuned